Amal A. Baqais

Alumni and Former Staff

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

​My research interests are focused in synthesis and preparation of the catalysts for energy conversion. I am interested on the synthesis inorganic catalyst that apply in the electrochemical hydrogen and oxygen evolution. Moreover, I am working in the designing and tuning the material for harvesting the energy from sunlight and stored in the chemical bonds of a fuel such as hydrogen, oxygen ect. I have experience in the templated electro-preparation of nanostructured thin films, the characterization and application of nanostructured materials specially oxides and semiconductors. In my master project, I synthesized and characterized thin films of nanotubes TiO2. This research focused on preparation of nanotubes arrays and activation them to utilize it as catalyst in fuel cell and for hydrogen evolution reaction.


  • ​BS: Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University, Saudi Arabia, 2009
  • MS: Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University, Saudi Arabia, 2012

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Solar power fuel hydrogen evolution oxygen evolution inorganic material heterogonous catalysis tuning band gap XRD XPS SEM and TEM